Common issues and how to address them
There are a few common issues that you may encounter related to breast and chest health, including lumps and abnormalities, fibrocystic breasts, and breast implants.
Lumps and abnormalities – If you find a lump in your breast or abnormalities in your breast tissue, you should see a health care provider as soon as possible. Lumps in the breast can be a sign of breast cancer or another issue, so it’s important to get them checked out.
Fibrocystic breasts – Fibrocystic breasts are a common breast health issue and are caused by pain, swelling, and discomfort in the breast tissue. There’s no specific cause for fibrocystic breasts, but many people notice that their pain and discomfort is worse during their menstrual periods or times of emotional fluctuations.
Breast implants – If you have breast implants or are considering getting breast implants as a gender-affirming surgery, you may experience some breast health issues. Some breast health issues associated with breast implants include scarring, capsular contracture, and infection.